Bill Duncan gets a Health Department citation for having a rusted-out garbage can. He talks to his buddy at the Health Department and learns that his neighborhood is filled with rats, disease carrying mosquitoes and neighbors who are eager to blame these problems on each other. These were common problems in suburbs where the health departments didn't always have the resources to intervene. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC. ( 4 reviews ) Topics: public hygiene, suburbia
Advertising film presenting landmarks, businesses and people of a well-known Philadelphia suburb, one of the planned communities built by William Levitt & Sons. ( 4 reviews ) Topics: Levittown, Pa., Philadelphia, Pa., Suburbia
byFord Motor Company, Tractor and Implement Division
Shows how Ford earthmoving equipment helps the builders of Levittown, Pennsylvania achieve great economies of scale. With excellent images of home and infrastructure building. ( 5 reviews ) Topics: Suburbia, Levittown, Pa., Houses and homes
The beauty and functionality of asbestos sidewalls. With a visit to Levittown, N.Y. and an interview with Norman Denny, vice president of materials for Levitt & Sons, builders. An excellent film on Fifties standardized building processes. ( 7 reviews ) Topics: Houses and homes, Minerals: Asbestos, Suburbia
This week we take a look at spring, as well as the strange of people of our nation, and of Chester County. Plus, three musical stylings. Topics: Chester County, David Jacobson, Pennsylvania, Suburb, Suburbs, Suburbia, Music
Critic of suburbia (author of "The Geography of Nowhere" and "The Long Emergency") on the deadening impact of car culture - and it's limited future. James Howard Kunstler 2007. 40 min. Topics: radio, environment, green, transportation, cars, suburbia, oil, Peak Oil
In this second part of a two part interview, Rob Hopkins and I discuss the apolitical nature of transition culture, the construction of parallel systems, and the potential for confrontation with existing power structures. Also discussed is the feasibility of permaculture in a suburban environment. Topics: transition culture, permaculture, suburbia, revolution, Rob Hopkins, agroinnovations
After 50 years of pioneering Suburbia, is Levittown still the World's Most Perfect Place to Live? Filmmaker Boomer Wadaska travels back home for a brief visit to see what residents have to say. This film was shot on miniDV on a three hour tour of Levittown, Pa. The audio for this film was edited using various archival media. Topics: suburbia, levittown, merska, boomer, wadaska, pennsylvania, bucks, county
After Oil: Small Towns Vs. Suburbs James Howard Kunstler has a new weekly podcast - "Kunstlercast". Here is a sample, Show #2. Find the rest at http://kunstlercast.com/index.html Topics: radio, environment, ecology, peak oil, oil, energy, podcast, urban, suburbia
James Howard Kunstler at the Commonwealth Club. Peak oil guru, and critic of suburbia and the crummy American lifestyle - Kunstler gave this speech 2007-03-09 at this California club. The video may still be online. Good speech. 41 minutes. Topics: radio, radio ecoshock, environment, green, energy, Peak Oil, oil, future, suburbia, urban design,...
On Thursday morning 18th August 2005 it rained so hard the river in Mawson Lakes burst its banks (but not high enough to reach the roads or houses), submerging trees and attracting lots of ducks! I took my camera out for a spin. Topics: Adelaide, Australia, Mawson Lakes, Landscape, Nature, Trees, Suburbia, River, Flood, Water
30-minute radio program for April 17, 2012. First of 2 parts. It's not just oil. With growing demand and declining supplies, all forms of energy will soon become very expensive. No alternative sources can produce as much energy as we are now obtaining from oil and natural gas--both of which are in decline. Some proposed alternatives (hydrogen, ethanol) are pipe-dreams. Is this the end of The American Way of Life? Probably. Several experts lucidly explain what's happpening and what we have to... Topics: energy, peak oil, natural gas, electricity, depletion, The End of Suburbia
byAustralia. War Service Homes Commission. Queensland Branch.
A preview of dwellings, excluding land, available for purchase from The War Services Homes Commission and a brief explanation of the conditions of purchase, including a loan repayment estimate guide. The text has photographs of over 40 house designs already built in suburbs of Brisbane, each with floor plans and cost estimations. Topics: State Library of Queensland, Queensland, War Services Homes Commission, architecture, housing...
Process plates of Los Angeles International Airport, Burbank, and Southern Pacific RR in Burbank area. Topics: Motion pictures (Process plates), Los Angeles (Railroads), Burbank, California, San Fernando...
30-minute radio program for April 24, 2012. Second of 2 parts. It's not just oil. With growing demand and declining supplies, all forms of energy will soon become very expensive. No alternative sources can produce as much energy as we are now obtaining from oil and natural gas--both of which are in decline. Some proposed alternatives (hydrogen, ethanol) are pipe-dreams. Is this the end of The American Way of Life? Probably. Several experts lucidly explain what's happpening and what we have to... Topics: energy, peak oil, natural gas, electricity, depletion, The End of Suburbia